Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort

Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort

4 Day Roundtrip Yellowknife

Price from$3,099

The most spectacular phenomenon on earth, the aurora borealis, will embrace you in all its majesty during this this aurora borealis package on Blachford Lake. Nothing can rival the experience of watching the aurora borealis. Awash in vibrant colours, these northern lights dance across the sky to speak to the moon in mystical voices.

Blachford Lake Lodge and Wilderness Resort is 17 kilometres out of the gold-rush city of Yellowknife and is situated below the Auroral Oval. The best time to see the Northern Lights is from mid-August to mid-October with the clear dark skies. Arriving by float plane in the autumn or ski plane in the winter.

Your accommodation is in one of the guest rooms on the second floor of the lodge with access to shared shower and washrooms. Each room features huge windows with expansive views.

2021 New Moon Dates January 12 February 11 Mar 13 Apr 11 Aug 8 Sep 6 Oct 6

Please note: It is recommended that you book one night pre tour accommodation in Yellowknife.

Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort map

Day 1: Yellowknife > Blachford Lake Lodge Your aurora adventure begins in Yellowknife where you meet at the ski/float plane base for a briefing before you embark on your thrilling 30 minute flight to the lodge. Please note: Your meeting time is 11:00 am for a 12:00 pm departure (In March and April the meeting time is 4:00 pm for a 5:00 pm departure)

Day 2-3: Blachford Lake Lodge Choose from a range of activities available at the lodge. You have the opportunity to use the seasonal equipment such as snowshoes, cross-country skis, skates, ice-fishing equipment and you can participate in a two hour guided interpretive experience per day. These guided experiences include sustainable initiatives at Blachford Lake Lodge, aurora photography tips, ice-fishing, snow sculpting, quinzee/igloo building, Tire sur la neige and an introduction to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

Each night after dinner find your spot for spectacular aurora viewing. The choice is yours, view from the special decks around the lodge, the frozen lake for a spectacular 360 degrees panorama, from a traditional tipi, gather around a camp fire, even from your bed or the outdoor hot tub. The most spectacular phenomenon on earth, the aurora borealis, will embrace you in all its majesty on Blachford Lake. Nothing can rival the experience of watching the Aurora Borealis. Awash in vibrant colours, these northern lights dance across the sky to speak to the moon in mystical voices.

Blachford Lake Lodge has just five guest rooms with shared bathroom and showers, each with views of Blachford Lake. During your stay you will enjoy lovely home cooked meals and snacks and an introduction and hints on aurora photography.

Day 4:Blachford Lake Lodge>Yellowknife Return to Yellowknife at 1:30 pm (In March and April you will return to Yellowknife at 7:00 pm)

• Return charter flight Yellowknife > Blachford Lake Lodge. • 3 nights lodge accommodation • Housekeeping • Welcome orientation • All meals and snacks including coffee, tea and juice • Use of hut tub and sauna • Handicraft workshop in the lodge • Igloo/Quinzhee building (winter season - conditions dependent) • Introduction and tips on Aurora photography • Use of Lodge facilities: Dining room, Aurora lounge, fireplaces, northern library, bathrooms with showers, basins and toilets, hot tub, sauna, open decks • Use of seasonal equipment: Winter - (cross country skis, snowshoes, groomed 2-6 k trails, fat tire bikes, firepits, skates, ice fishing gear) • Use of seasonal equipment: Autumn - (canoes, kayaks, hiking trails, 2 hour fishing excursion, motorized boat) • Basic wifi package (250 MB per day, additional internet packages available - pay direct) • Aurora Watch service nightly • Yoga equipment for personal use • Two hour interpretive experience each day • Comprehensive pre-departure information • Gratuities

Optional Winter Clothing Package Includes • Down parka • insulated snow pants • feltl duffle lined boots • Lined mitts • Hotel delivery - pick up

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2020 Departures

Sunday

27 Dec

Optional Winter Clothing Package

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$3,099

$207

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$3,966

$228

2021 Departures

Sunday

3 Jan - 4 Apr

1 Aug - 10 Oct

Optional Winter Clothing Package

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$3,099

$3,099

$207

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$3,966

$3,966

$228

Departs

2020 Departures Sunday 27 Dec 2021 Departures 3 Jan - 4 Apr
1 Aug - 10 Oct

Booking conditions

• A 50% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking • Baggage allowance is limited to 18kgs per passenger • Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for Triple and Child rates.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Items of a personal nature • Winter clothing rental • Optional seasonal activities (Traditional aboriginal net fishing; Guided snowmobile; Guided summer fishing) • Fishing License (Note: Licensed must be purchased in Yellowknife, prior to departure to the lodge - Jun - Oct) • Fishing gear rental (Jun-Oct) • Alcoholic beverages